Torolf Prytz

 

f. 1858 d. 1938

Torolf Prytz var ansatt i firma J. Tostrup og overtok som kunstnerisk leder ved Oluf Tostrups død i 1882.

I 1884 ble han kompanjong sammen med Jacob Tostrup.

Samme året giftet han seg med Jacob Tostrups sønnedatter Hilda (datter av sønnen Einar), og løste sitt borgerskap som gullsmed.

Han var utdannet arkitekt fra Oslo tekniske skole og Høyskolen i Hannover.

Etter Jacob Tostrups død i 1890 overtok Torolf Prytz firmaet som eneinnehaver.

Under hans ledelse utviklet firmaet seg raskt. Han så en stor utfordring i emaljeteknikkene og tegnet selv de fleste gjenstandene som firmaet produserte.

Han tegnet selv Tostrup-gården som ble bygget 1896-98.

Torolf Prytz worked for the company of Jacob Tostrup and took over as artistic director when Oluf Tostrup (Jacob's son) died in 1882.

In 1884 Prytz became a partner at J. Tostrup. The same year he married Jacob Tostrup's grand-daughter, Hilda (she was the daughter of Jacob's son, Einar).

Prytz was also officially licensed as a goldsmith that year.

Originally, Prytz had trained as an architect at the Scool of Technology in Oslo and also at a technical college in Hannover.

When Jacob Tostrup himself died, in 1890, Prytz became the sole owner of the company. Under his leadership, the company rapidly developed.

He took on the huge callenge of further developing the enamelling techniques in use at the company and designed most of what the company produced himself.

Prytz also drew up the plans for "Tostrup-gården" which was built between

1896 - 1898.

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